Fred & Barney are approaching their 4th week birthday. These adorable little munchkins were born to a mother who is only 9 months old. Although we love these little fellas immensely we wish their mama had been spayed to avoid her the difficult labor and the loss of two of her kittens a few days after they were born.
Robin Olson, Founder & President of Kitten Associates, will be featured on Better Connecticut TOMORROW at 3pm on WFSB (Ch. 3). She'll be discussing the urgent need for foster homes for kittens and cats with Scot Haney & Kara Sundlun.
Olson will also be sharing the spotlight with her two of her foster kittens, Sabrina and Cutie Patootie so don't miss the show!
We never thought Tater would still be with us 8 days after his diagnosis of FIP, a fatal disease. It's possible the diagnosis was wrong because after not eating for days, losing weight and a soaring temperature, we discovered that Tater was suffering from two parasitic infections. Once treatment began, a new kitten emerged, one who surprised us all.
Enjoy this special look at one very special kitten.
Our little foster, Tater Tot has fallen ill. The Vet thinks he MAY have the wet form of FIP, which is a fatal disease. We're doing everything we can to save Tater's life, but we need YOUR help to provide funding for additional blood work and other tests we need to do to give us a better idea of what is ailing our sweet foster kitten.
She was just 9 months old and already pregnant. This poor calico cat lived outside on scraps without the love and support of a family. When one of our volunteers saw her, she contacted us and we decided we needed to act immediately.
Within a week, the calico we named, Opal, gave birth to four kittens. Because she was stressed, young and in poor health, two of Opal's kittens did not survive the first week. Our Vet believes they were too premature to survive even though we went to great lengths to save them.
Now 10 days old, Opal's remaining kittens are doing well and growing larger every day. We'd love to have suggestions for names for our boy and girl so email us at email@example.com with your ideas or visit us on Facebook and leave your suggestion there.
I just got these disturbing images of a VERY WEAK, sick, flea-infested, 4 week old kitten who is barely alive. He's VERY THIN and too weak to run off. Maria found him, along with his sister in the SAME YARD as where we just rescued a mama cat and 3 of her kittens a month ago. These folks have a track record of NOT caring for their cats at all. Last time two of the kittens we were going to rescue "disappeared" and were never seen again! We can't let that happen a second time so we've offered to take these two kittens before they DIE!
We MUST get some funding to help provide for immediate Vet care (which will cost more money, but we can't wait until Wednesday to get them to our low cost Vet), along with funds to provide for their future Vet care.
There are TWO kittens. I only have photos of the one right now. The other is a shy Tortie!
If you can help us with a donation, we would appreciate it VERY MUCH!! EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!
The Kittens in Black are ready to be adopted! If you're interested in any of our four black (three of them have extra toes!) and one black and white kittens, simply visit our Adopt Page and fill out a Pre-Adoption Application. There is no fee to fill out the form, nor does it commit you to adopting from us. It's just a way for us to get to know you and your needs better so we can make a great match.
If you're not ready to adopt, you can still enjoy our foster kittens by downloading a larger sized version of our Kittens in Black-3 poster! Just click on the photo and the large version will download automatically.
It's hard to believe that our little rescues from Trumbull are almost old enough to be adopted! Turns out we have ALL girls in this litter of six, super-sweet and silly kittens.
Five of our six kittens. Sabrina, the only tux, is running around off-camera.
Three of our six have extra toes! One has so many toes her paws look like baseball mitts! All the kittens have white fur in their ears, a scattering of white fur on their legs and bellies and two have cute white “eye lashes”!
This is Beauty.
The kittens will begin to be available for adoption around the first week of June. We'll be posting these sweeties on our Petfinder page in the next few days and begin the process of accepting applications. If you don't want to wait, you can fill in an application HERE.
One of our polydactyl (extra toes) kittens. Her name is Belly Holiday
Their mama, April, will also be looking for a forever home, too. April is very friendly and sweet and the best, most loving mama we've ever had. She has striking eyes, like to “chat” and needs some time to regain her former beauty and a healthy weight since she gave so much of herself to her kittens. Contact Animals in Distress if you're interested in April.
Five tiny kittens were living outdoors with their feral mom. They lived on scraps in terrible conditions. Even though we don't have enough room in our foster program, we knew we had to act fast and worry about logistics later. As it was, by the time we were able to intervene, two kittens were gone, never to be seen again. Our hearts were broken, but we had to press on to save the others because they were all getting sick.
We've put together an emergency fundraiser to help this family. The little orange kitten, a girl, is very small for her age and may need extra Vet care. If you can help, please use the ChipIn widget below. Every dollar adds up and no donation is too small. Your donation is also TAX-DEDUCTIBLE